Yes, grants are real and yes I have personal experience in grants. One is a young women in Northern Mich. that used the money to purchase heavy equipment and now has large gov. contracts putting in guard rails along highways. She is from the town I grew up in. I also know two different people in two different areas of Michigan that have made a living helping people get grants. One is the person that helped write the guard rail grant I will try to post and the other one I met through SCORE. I get the impression some would believe grants are a myth. I am not advocating that one jump on the latenight TV bandwagon and order up the next set of books on free money. I simply can't believe that someone would say something does'nt exsist when I have seen it first hand. I find that irrational. What I am saying is: 1) I have seen our tax money going into grants. 2) My banker, Score reps, local gov., and many others in the know have spoken with me about grants. 3) My college education was funded by a grant. 4) I know of companies started by grant money. 5) Not every Tom, Dick and Harry can get a grant, but saying that they are not available is ludicrous.